King's X

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King's X is an American rock band that combines progressive metal, funk and soul with vocal arrangements influenced by gospel, blues, and British Invasion rock groups. The band's lyrics are largely based on the members' struggles with religion and self-acceptance. King's X was ranked No. 83 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.

Since being signed to Megaforce Records in 1987, King's X has released twelve studio albums, one official live album, and several independent releases. The band's most recent release, XV (album), was released on the InsideOut Music label. Early in their major label career saw the band on several opening slots on arena tours, including opening for AC/DC and the Woodstock '94 festival.

Since leaving Atlantic records following the release of Ear Candy King's X have released albums through Metal Blade Records, InsideOut Music and independently, and as of January 2014 continue to tour and perform live. Each member of the group has recorded solo albums and has made numerous guest appearances on other artists' albums and compilation projects. Doug Pinnick and Ty Tabor also have albums released with side bands in which they participate.

The spiritual nature of the band's lyrics, particularly on their first three albums, has often led to them being labeled a Christian rock band, a label the members have rejected.

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Year Title Rating Releases
1988 Out of the Silent Planet 4 1
1989 Gretchen Goes to Nebraska 5 2
1990 Faith Hope Love 4 1
1992 King's X 5 3
1994 Dogman 5 1
1996 Ear Candy 5 1
1998 Tape Head 4 3
2000 Please Come Home... Mr. Bulbous 5 2
2001 Manic Moonlight 4 1
2003 Black Like Sunday 3 1
2005 Ogre Tones 4 4
2008 XV 3 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1997 Best of King's X Compilation 2

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
2004 Live All Over the Place Live 2
2009 Tales from the Empire Live 1
2010 Live Love in London Live 1


Year Title Rating Releases
A Box 1
It's Love 1


Year Title Rating Releases
2005 Rehearsal CD, Volume 1 1

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